Dumfries House was designed and built in the Palladian style by John and Robert Adam and furnished by furniture designed by Thomas Chippendale. Until 2007 the house and estate was the private property of the Marquis of Bute.
In November 2007 the house and estate were purchased from 7th Marquis by a consortium led by HRH the Prince of Wales which saved the house, contents and estate from being broken up. Today an independent trust, The Great Steward’s of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust manages the presentation and maintenance of the house along with its collection and grounds.
Rothesay & Woodland Gardens and Adam Bridge
Queen Elizabeth Walled Garden and Arboretum
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Our Robert Burns, Culzean Castle and Dumfries House tour departs from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery) and from George Square in Glasgow every Thursday until the end of October. This tour is also available for private or small groups from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway.